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Lamont, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lamont had a population of 500 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lamont is located at latitude 42.5986 and longitude -91.6404 in Buchanan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lamont (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buchanan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Lamont (GNIS ID: 2395621) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lamont is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buchanan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lamont population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lamont, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 500
Population in Households 500
Population in Familes 415
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 857
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $99,038
Average Home Value $154,669


Median Household Income $53,460
Average Household Income $71,238
Per Capita Income $28,971
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 1.13%
Households 1.28% 1.12%
Families 2.48% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lamont, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lamont to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 472 53rd
Population Density1 # 394 61st
Diversity Index2 # 346 66th
Median Household Income # 475 53rd
Per Capita Income # 336 67th

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